ARMED FORCES: The Pentomic Division

Old soldiers faded a little faster early in World War II, when the Army announced that its traditional four-regiment, two-brigade divisions would give way to streamlined, speedier, three-regiment units. Last week the old soldiers of even the wartime triangular divisions received a shock. Adjusting to atomic strategy and tactics, the Army announced a complete reorganization of 18 active divisions along the lines of its 19th, the "pentomic" 101st Airborne Division.

Under radically different tables of organization and equipment still being drawn up, the regiments of all 18 divisions during the next two...

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